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0.5 cu. ft. Paver Base

  • Multi-purpose base material
  • Creates a solid foundation for pavers, stones and retaining walls
  • Stabilizes hardscape projects
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Product Overview

The Pavestone 0.5 cu. ft. Paver Base (Step 1) provides a firm, stable base for installation of interlocking pavers, step stones and patio blocks. It can also be used for decorative aggregates. With assembled dimensions of 15 in. W x 4 in. D x 8 in. H, you can also use the sand for paver leveling or as paver joint sand.
  • Paver base material provides a firm, stable base
  • Quickly and easily placed and spread for landscaping installation applications
  • Ideal for installing patio blocks, pavers and natural stone walkways
  • Can also be used as a base for decorative aggregates in ornamental gardens
  • Will not fade, discolor, or attract pests like termites and ants
  • Size and weight are approximate
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
2.00

Details

Application
Pathway,Patio
Color Family
Gray
Features
Textured
Landscape Supply Type
Paver Base
Material
Concrete
Product Weight (lb.)
52.86

Questions & Answers

166Questions21Answers

Can i use this product to fill the joints as well ?

Asked by Jrgemeos04 June 18, 2021
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No. This is base material only. You will need to use polymeric sand to fill the gaps between pavers.

Can I use just sand to set papers in place

Asked by Ida June 13, 2021
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Yes. Sand is the best thing to use to set pavers. Typically, "contractors sand" or "paver sand" works best because it is crushed, meaning it has sharp edges (which help lock them into place), and also is uniform graded, meaning it has fines in it as well as several size of grains which create a dense pack when set; as opposed to "beach sand" or "sand box sand" or "play sand", which typically is uniform graded and has rounded edged grains. Typically use a layer of sand on top of your crushed rock base (1/2" to 1/4" inch or so), and after placing the pavers, tap (with a rubber mallet) or vibrate the pavers in place to set them. Then pour more sand on top and wash, tap and/or vibrate the sand into the cracks. From anecdotal comments about this "paver base" product, it appears to contain crushed rock, with larger pieces, as well as sand and fines, so it is more applicable for a base support, rather for setting the pavers and filling the cracks.

Why can't this be added to my cart for pick up like other items such as concrete? It states 189 i...

Asked by zeb8 May 25, 2021
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That has not been a problem at my local store. You may want to contact your store asking for lawn and garden or a manager. Otherwise contact Homedepot.com

Building a small patio 12"x10", should i use the paver base as my only base or combine it with cr...

Asked by RICK May 16, 2021
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I think you might find this video to be helpful https://youtu.be/qtWaG4THlzA .

What exactly is this product? I'm planning to install a paver patio and it's mostly over clay in ...

Asked by KP April 30, 2021
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Check out a few YouTube videos for how to correctly install a paver patio. If you want a patio that will endure, you’ll want a solid base so the stones don’t shift. There are several steps to achieving this is one of them. I did a large patio and had crush and run delivered in bulk. This product is just small bags of that. While you’re out there digging, you might as well put in some French drains. Get day rental equipment to make it so much easier. We used a corrugated French drain pipe with a sleeve around it, filled with styrofoam ‘stones’. It’s working really well. Have fun with your project!

how many bags to a pallet?

Asked by pav April 18, 2021
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Enough to do a large area with plenty left over- see manufacture for more details

If I buy a couple bags and store it in my yard with this get ruined if it gets wet before I use it

Asked by Steve April 1, 2021
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Stored pavers outside against back of house last summer into fall then moved these into cellar over winter (in fine shape) for use in spring when a delayed front portico didn’t allow us to do brick edging and replant front garden last year.

I have stone patio with small joint opening that have weeds and moss growing out of it. Will this...

Asked by adam March 31, 2021
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Unfortunately, weeds in between stone patio is unavoidable. However, you can control how much weed you get and the frequency that comes out. I laid down two layers of garden weed fabric first then I used the Paver Base of top of it to level my patio stones and that has worked pretty well. I still get a weed here and there but nothing a Roundup sprayer can't handle. Hope this helps

Can you use this as a base under a concrete slab?

Asked by Pop March 23, 2021
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Since it's sand, it would be ok to use under a slab only as a final base to help level and smooth before you pour the concrete. However, it's not really necessary to have that smooth a surface under the concrete slab. For a concrete slab, you should compact the soil, then place some crushed rock, tamped in place an d reasonably graded to control the thickness. How much and how deep a base of crushed rock you use depends on the usage of the slab (loading on the slab). This product, called a paver base is used to help get a level surface when placing multiple individual paver stones. A poured concrete slab seeks it's own level surface, so the concern is just good support base. For small concrete slabs, like a walkway, I have used sand similar to this paver base sand to control the thickness of the final slab, but it was over compacted soil and crushed rock.

I am building this kit from Home Depot: 83.52 in. x 83.52 in. x 2.375 in. Summit Blend Concrete O...

Asked by Samanthalyn28 March 10, 2021
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83.52x83.52x3 = 20926.8 cubic inches. 20926.8 / 1728 = 12.11 cubic feet. Each bag of paver base is 0.5 cubic feet so that is 25 bags.

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Customer Reviews

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Paver base contains silica sand, and safe handling requires an N95 mask. Very dusty! And also contains big stones
Well I learned something. This product is basically mine tailings from quartz production. Many workers die from working around this product without a proper N95 respirator mask. silica sand causes lung damage and cancer. It is not safe for do-it-yourself patio builders like me to go raking this stuff. I bought 25 bags for my pathway project, because I didn’t have enough DG (my backyard is closer to a hard slab of granite) to set some leftover flagstone onto a path. Not only was each bag full of large stones and unground mine bits making it unsuitable for its stated purpose, but just dumping the product from the bag sent up a cloud of fine gray dust. Alarmed, I read the bag for the first time, and learned an N95 mask is recommended and saw the printed warning to avoid inhaling this dust. Researching further, I decided to return the bags I hadn’t yet opened. Home Depot could have made this a lot more clear to customers. I’ll certainly be reading material specs more closely in future.
by DIYLauren
4 people found this helpful
When delivered 5 of the bags which were at the button of the pallet where open and less that half...
When delivered 5 of the bags which were at the button of the pallet where open and less that half full. When called Homedepot, they didn't refund me or anything!!!
by User04
4 people found this helpful
Used it as a base to my fire pit. Economical and ease to use I would recommend it
Used it as a base to my fire pit. Economical and ease to use I would recommend it
by Becca
1 person found this helpful
old stock hardened
All 35 bags looks like hardened cement left over so hard to break, hard to level. Ordered another 75 bags and was fine. Will be returning the rest.
by rnb05
4 people found this helpful
Used this as a base for a paver patio. There were a lot of larger rocks in excess of 3-4 inches ...
Used this as a base for a paver patio. There were a lot of larger rocks in excess of 3-4 inches in the mix which made getting the base somewhat level before and during compacting difficult. Once compacted with a place compactor, it seemed to do it's job and made a really nice base. Finished the project with landscaping fabric, leveling sand, and polypropylene paver base panels before adding bricks. So far everything is holding together. Other than the size of some of the rocks, the paver base is working as it should. I'm not sure I could have hand tampered this stuff.
by aklenny
1 person found this helpful
Full of big rocks
This stuff is terrible if you're trying to put down a layer and actually somewhat level it. I bought decomposed granite in bulk for the base and then a few bag of this stuff to fill in some areas that were still lacking some depth. These bag are full of large rocks, making leveling impossible. I can understand a few getting through here and there, but the bags are full of them!
by Miguel
17 people found this helpful
I was on the fence about using bagged paver base for my recent patio work. But after laying the r...
I was on the fence about using bagged paver base for my recent patio work. But after laying the retaining wall and using this as leveling base I found it really locked together nicely as a base. I priced delivery of a few 3rd party dirt companies and this was priced similarly. So I ended up going with this. It packs easily. Don't try to compact it when wet as it will stick to the tamper.
by bb101
2 people found this helpful
Great for smaller retaining walls - 6" to 12" in height (2 to 4 bricks). Higher retaining walls ...
Great for smaller retaining walls - 6" to 12" in height (2 to 4 bricks). Higher retaining walls should use interlocking bricks.
by Mac
Great for building a retaining wall. For DIY jobs make sure you have a strong back as they weigh ...
Great for building a retaining wall. For DIY jobs make sure you have a strong back as they weigh up to 60 lb each.
by WallGuy
This product worked as described. It is important to follow the detailed instructions provided in...
This product worked as described. It is important to follow the detailed instructions provided in the on-line videos about how to install pavers. I used it for the installation of a wall around the base of an ornamental maple and the advanced prep work (as described in the videos) is essential to a nice, level job. Learn, prepare, have fun, and enjoy the finished product!
by DepoDandy
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